Approximately 500,000 acres of public land in the San Simon Valley provide unlimited recreational opportunities. In addition, the Hot Well Dunes Recreation Area is located in the heart of the San Simon Valley. This Special Recreation Management Area provides unique opportunities for off-highway vehicle riding and hot-water bathing. Wildlife species in the area include quail, dove, deer, and javelina.
Directions: Haekel Road - From Safford, travel seven miles east on Highway 70. Turn right on BLM's Haekel road and proceed 25 miles to the area. Fan Road - From Bowie, turn north on Central Avenue and continue two miles north to the Fan Road. Continue on the Fan Road for eight miles, then turn left on Haekel Road and proceed nine miles to the area. Tanque Road - This road provides access from Highway 191. The turnoff from Highway 191 onto Tanque Road is located near milepost marker 105.